Tuesday: Dozens of Companies Devising Coronavirus Tests

Tuesday:  Dozens of Companies Devising Coronavirus Tests

AND LOOKING AHEAD by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 21, 2020) — President Trump began Tuesday’s White HOuse Coronavirus Task Force press conference by reporting that he is sending “love and prayers” to Americans who have “lost a friend or family member to the virus.” He said the U.S. mortality rate is “one of the lowest of […]

Pelosi Holds Telephone Press Conference on Additional Funds

Pelosi Holds Telephone Press Conference on Additional Funds

“A WEAK PERSON…TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 16, 2020) — As she does in person every Thursday during normal times, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi held a press conference by telephone to update the public on the need for additional funds for the CARES Act, the third spending bill passed in response […]

Cuomo: “There is No Political Conspiracy”

Cuomo:  “There is No Political Conspiracy”

SAYS NEXT DECISIONS MATTER OF “LIFE AND DEATH” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 11, 2020) — In a news conference on Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted “there is no political conspiracy” in the fact that a projection showing more than two million U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic appears to have been vastly overstated. […]

Sunday Coronavirus Presser: “Hopeful” Signs Observed Despite Increasing Number of Fatalities

Sunday Coronavirus Presser:  “Hopeful” Signs Observed Despite Increasing Number of Fatalities

“WE WILL BE STRONGER THAN EVER” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 5, 2020) — President Trump opened Sunday’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing by reporting that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “taken to the hospital” earlier today. Trump expressed his solidarity with the states of New York and New Jersey, which are experiencing the […]

Coronavirus Presser: Hydroxychloroquine, Hoarding and Healing America

Coronavirus Presser:  Hydroxychloroquine, Hoarding and Healing America

“WE’RE GOING TO GET IT BETTER FAST” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 3, 2020) — At today’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Trump introduced House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as “the next Speaker of the House, I hope,” after which McCarthy announced that Bank of America took more than 10,000 applications within a two-hour […]

White House: Small Business Loans Available Friday

White House:  Small Business Loans Available Friday

CAN THE ECONOMY BE REVIVED? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 2, 2020) — The White House Coronavirus Task Force presser on Thursday began with President Trump stating that “We’re making progress” in medical treatments for the disease, including in the development of vaccines. All Americans receiving Social Security will receive an individual payment as a result […]

Has Connecticut Turned the Corner?

Has Connecticut Turned the Corner?

RECENT DATA SHOW IMPROVEMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 2, 2020) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said at his daily presser on Thursday afternoon that efforts are under way to expedite unemployment compensation to individuals who lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. On Tuesday, Lamont said that the state unemployment computer […]

White House Briefing: “Mitigation” Efforts Extended to April 30

White House Briefing:  “Mitigation” Efforts Extended to April 30

THE “INVISIBLE ENEMY” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 29, 2020) — “Social distancing — you practice it very well” Trump began Sunday’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, which took place in the Rose Garden rather than the White House briefing room. A “lightning-fast coroanvirus test” has been developed by Abbott Labs with results in five […]